There are many types of education that can be provided to children during the early stages of life. The more traditional education opportunities are pursued because it is required by Law, but some educational endeavors such as pursuing and completing a college degree program will continue on a volunteer basis when the child is much older. The most popular traditional education method in the United States will use the public school system platform for educating children.
The Law requires parents to comply with the traditional approach to educating children, in which the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic are learned at a training level that will eventually earn the student a high school diploma. This diploma certifies that they have completed all of the courses of instruction mandated by Law and are certified to be competent in performing the basic skills.
The traditional education methods are meant to develop children to an intellectual level that will prepare them for life. The early years of the education process will require children to go to school five days a week for a certain number of hours. This usually occurs when the children are five or six years old, and the policies surrounding the start date of school are based on the child’s birth date.
Traditional education practices will evolve around subjects that are designed for learning at specific ages in life. Some children will learn quicker than others and show exceptional learning abilities that require special care and handling. These gifted children are rare but the traditional education system is designed to be able to accommodate the advancement of their learning skills and allow them to advance to a higher grade level than those in their age group.
The traditional education practices used by the public school system are trimmed down considerably due to budget constraints. Some public school systems employ the bare minimum number of teachers on staff but task them to teach more children than the classrooms were designed for. Some educators turn away from teaching careers because the pay they receive is not enough to support a family.
The habitability issues that some children must face in the classroom have a severe effect on the way that they are schooled. Some classrooms are literally falling apart because the State government does not have money available in the budget to get them repaired. The degradation of the learning process is compounded by these conditions and other issues that come from overcrowding. The quality of education that a child has received by the time they reach the high school level is considered inadequate and some students are not able to pass the certification tests to graduate from school.